Love Your Skin: Factors worsening Acne

The skin is the most delicate part of our bodies. If irritated, it can really interfere with our looks. The factors that irritate our acne conditions include:

  1. Hormones: at puberty stage our skin produces hormones known as androgens that causes sebaceous glands to enlarge hence producing more sebum. A low production of sebum in the blood circulation especially in women may worsen acne.
  2. Medication (some): certain medication can worsen acne, e.g. some drugs contain lithium, testosterone or corticosteroids.
  3. Diet: what we consume affects our skin. These include chocolate, foods rich in carbohydrate such as chips.
  4. Having stress can make acne to be worse.
  5. Squeezing and picking at pimples blemishes skin.
  6. Getting exposed to oil skin products and oiled and greased environment.

It is therefore important that the skin is taken care of by avoiding some light mistakes and visiting a dermatologist to guide and advise you on how to take care your delicate skin.

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